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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01519
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0045] August 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about artillery supplies
Date 7 August 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Marked "private." Informs Knox that since writing his public letter, he has waited on Mr. [Robert] Morris to acquire the sums necessary to buy cartridge boxes but he has "not obtained it or even an encouragement that [he] may soon expect it." Hopes to be able to supply the artillery soon. Writes, "Consider how painful it is my friend to apply and be denied." Mentions that his duty is to make adjustments and put them before Mr. Morris so that he may procure the necessary articles. Asks Knox "not to blame me because you do not observe that supply which I have not in my power to procure." Integral address leaf contains a free frank signed by Lincoln.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Finance  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  Ammunition  Military Supplies  Debt  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Morris, Robert (1734-1806)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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